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What the heck to do with all those juniper berries

The Healthy Foodie

Anyone else have trees white with juniper berries, poised to rain down on the porch?

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Four hurt in Houston Mesa rollover

Four people were taken to the hospital Saturday after their vehicle rolled off Houston Mesa Road, just outside of Mesa del Caballo.

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Brain health and caregiver support

Boost your brain health at this free event from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 21 at The Center, 514 W. Main St., Payson.

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: July 28

Senior Circle is at 215 N. Beeline, Payson, (928) 472-9290, operating from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., M-Th, 9 a.m. to noon, F.

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New plant growth along shoreline great for Roosevelt Lake fish

Rim Country Fishing Report

I’m starting off this column with a huge congratulations to two Payson High School Bass Club anglers Layne Chitwood and Spencer Herrera who competed against 172 teams that qualified for the national high school bass fishing championship earlier this month.

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Cromer takes over as Payson High athletic director

Barry Cromer pointed to the 365-day calendar that filled a considerable space on one of the mostly-empty walls in his new office.

Protesters’ perspective probably skewed

In regards to the ammunition plant choosing not to expand …  

Upset with changes are Green Valley Lake

Green Valley Lake: An extraordinary, well-maintained place and a most happy discovery for me since my arrival to this area 10 years ago.

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Rim Country Rotary donates to disaster relief group

The Rotary Club of Rim Country recently raised $1,000 to benefit ShelterBox, a humanitarian relief charity that assists survivors of disaster and humanitarian crises around the globe.

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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute reaches out to Rim Country

An annual brain/mind check should become as routine as any other aspect of a yearly physical.

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Car wash helps baseball players learn value of work

Members of the Payson Phantoms 14-and-under and 13-u club baseball teams showed just how much playing the sport means to them by working in the hot sun for two days last weekend to raise money.

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Community Almanac July 28

The Payson Tea Party hosts Payson Police Chief Don Engler from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 30 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson.

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Payson pulls reeds to protect water quality

People who love Green Valley Park also love the myriad of water creatures that populate the lake, many hiding in and amongst the plants growing along the shore.

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July 27 police blotter for GCSO and PPD

Daily log of police activities from the Payson Police Department and Gila County Sheriff's Office.

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Glow run lights up night at park

There are mud runs, turkey trots, triathlons and now something a little more colorful.

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Changing the culture of PUSD

Last year, the Payson Unified School District board requested the culture of the district change after a tumultuous year.

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School board approves 2015-16 staff stipends

Staff with the Payson Unified School District will receive a one-time stipend during the 2015-16 school year.

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Tribe supports award-winning Payson FFA chapter

The Tonto Apache Tribe has donated $4,060 to the Payson FFA chapter, to help seven top agriculture students attend a national competition.

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Dedication hallmark of Special Olympians

“They work really hard. They’re very dedicated.”